17 July Council Meeting Agenda

NOTE: All public comments will generally be limited to a maximum of three (3) minutes per person and shall fall under Agenda Item 5: Citizen Hearing and Other Communications. Under Iowa law, the City Council is prohibited from discussing or taking any action on an item not appearing on its posted agenda. Any issue raised by public comment under the Citizen Hearing will be referred to staff for a decision on whether or not it should be placed on a future agenda. All comments from the public, Council, and Staff shall address the presiding officer, and upon recognition by the presiding officer, shall be confined to the question under debate.

Business Meeting Agenda:

  1. Call to Order
  2. Pledge of Allegiance
  3. Roll Call
  4. Approval of Agenda
  5. Citizen Hearing and Other Communications:
    • Polk County Sheriff Report
  6. Public Hearing
    • Public Hearing on Proposed Amendment to the Elkhart Urban Renewal Area
  7. Public Hearing
    • Public Hearing on First Reading of Ordinance 2017-01 Amending the Elkhart Code of Ordinances Section 45.23 Regulating the Use of Fireworks
    • An Ordinance to amend the Elkhart Code of Ordinances Section 45.23 regulating the use of fireworks to conform to recently amended state law.
  8. Public Hearing
    • Public Hearing on the Current Vacancy on the Elkhart City Council
  9. Consent Agenda:
    • Minutes of the June 19th, 2017 Council meeting
    • June 2017 Financial Reports
    • July Bills Submitted
  10. Report of the Planning and Zoning Commission on Ordinance 2017-02
    • A Resolution Setting Date for Public Hearing on Ordinance 2017-02 Amending the Elkhart Code of Ordinances Chapter 165 Zoning Regulations
  11. Discussion regarding Waste Water Treatment Facility Project
    • A Resolution to Select the LEMNA Treatment Process
    • A Resolution to Approve the Offer to Purchase from Paul and Jamie Gass
    • A Resolution to Approve Payment to Paul and Jamie Gass
    • A Resolution to Approve Payment to Schmidt/Stokka
  12. Discussion regarding Utility Rate Increases for City Provided Utilities
    • A Resolution Setting Date for Public Hearing on Ordinance 2017-03 Amending the Elkhart Code of Ordinances Chapter 92: Water Rates
    • A Resolution Setting Date for Public Hearing on Ordinance 2017-04 Amending the Elkhart Code of Ordinances Chapter 99: Sewer Use Charge
    • A Resolution Setting Date for Public Hearing on Ordinance 2017-05 Amending the Elkhart Code of Ordinances Chapter 100: Stormwater Management Utility
    • A Resolution Setting Date for Public Hearing on Ordinance 2017-06 Amending the Elkhart Code of Ordinances Chapter 107 Collection of Recyclable Materials
  1. Discussion regarding Franchise Agreements with MidAmerican Energy Company
    • A Resolution Setting Date for Public Hearing on Ordinance 2017-07 Amending the Elkhart Code of Ordinances Chapter 110 Natural Gas Franchise
    • A Resolution Setting Date for Public Hearing on Ordinance 2017-08 Amending the Elkhart Code of Ordinances Chapter 111 Electric Franchise
  2. DART Presentation and Possible Action
    • Elizabeth Presutti, Chief Executive Officer, Des Moines Area Regional Transit
  3. Discussion and Appointment to Fill the Current Vacancy on the Elkhart City Council
    • Interviews – Closed Session Pursuant to Iowa Code 21.5:i To evaluate the professional competency of an individual whose appointment, hiring, performance, or discharge is being considered when necessary to prevent needless and irreparable injury to that individual’s reputation and that individual requests a closed session.
    • A Resolution to Make an Appointment to the Elkhart City Council
  4. Reports:

Mayor/Council

  • Mayor
  • Just
  • Nolte
  • Shipley
  • Smith

Staff

  • City Clerk

Committees

  • Fire Department
  • Planning and Zoning
  • Cemetery Association
  1. New and Miscellaneous Business
  2. Adjourn
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